Happy All Star Break!
I’ve crawled out of my lamely above-ground bunker in Austin (my house, similar to the Alamo, has no basement) to note some enhancements we’ve made over the All-Star break.
Our partners at Steamer Projections have incorporated 1H 2013 minor league hitting and pitching stats into the Rest of Season projections. This improves the results (generally for the better) for rookies such as Yasiel Puig (now projected as a $25 player). This improvement also helps the Stream-o-Nator and Hitter-tron projections since these ROS projections serve as their foundation.
As I’ve opined before, our focus this year was developing tools and player pages that will help you make quicker, smarter fantasy baseball decisions. With Stream-o-Nator and Hitter-tron, we feel we provide great gameday resources for those of you who play in daily formats. To complement these projections, we have now added links to the following resources on those pages (under Gameday Resources in the top menu):
- Lineups – This links to BaseballPress.com’s lineup page. I have found their site to be the cleanest one-stop shop for lineup data. They have lineups well before ESPN/Yahoo recognize it in their league sites and at nearly the same time as Twitter. I find it to be a great way to get the jump on last minute lineup add/drops for any daily league format. Added bonus – every player will soon be hyperlinked to their Razzball player page so you can see next 7 data on the player!
- Matchups – This links to DailyBasebalData.com’s Batter vs. Pitcher matchups for today’s games. While I maintain my skepticism towards the value of this data as anything more than a ‘tiebreaker’ between two similarly-valued players, I know a lot of you still use it and we wanted to provide a quick link to it. I like how DailyBaseballData combines all the data onto one page (vs having to flip through a page per game) and the player names are already linked back to the Razzball player page!
If there are any other gameday resources that you’d like us to consider, let us know in the comments.
Lastly, I haven’t forgotten about those of you mourning the loss of SLG in the Hitter-tron pages. I still don’t have room to include it without axing another stat. I think AB is probably the least useful stat in the bunch so want to get a vote from everyone if switching out AB for SLG is acceptable. You can write-in another stat to remove if you so wish.